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Jul 26, 2013 3:00pm PDT
" tonight, both the prosecution and the defense have made closing arguments. now the soldier's fate is in the hands of a judge. we get an update. >> woodruff: then, houston-based halliburton admitted to destroying evidence after the 2010 gulf oil spill. hari sreenivasan looks at the implications for the energy services company and oil giant b.p. >> brown: protesters took to the streets in two north african countries today. margaret warner fills us in on the latest in egypt, with conspiracy charges against the former president and in tunisia, after another political assassination. >> woodruff: the fukushima nuclear plant-- crippled by an earthquake and tsunami two years ago-- is leaking contaminated water into the sea. we get a rare glimpse inside the still radioactive area. >> the regalia in which i'm now standing including this, a dose meter, which will give my accumulated radiation dose across the time were inside the exclusion zone. >> brown: plus, mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the
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Jul 26, 2013 2:30pm PDT
who is now a senior fellow at the foundation for the defense of democracy. you have these mass rallies across egypt. do you think that the army got the mandate that they wanted when they called for this day of action? >> i suspect that the general would be satisfied with almost any demonstration that came out on his behalf. i think it is clear that they want to crack down on the brotherhood. they need as much popular support as they can get for that and for good cause. i think that this represents still the majority of the population. the military is probably backed by a minority of the population. >> isn't this a risky strategy when the country seems so divided? >> and the generals view, it is is the only strategy they have. they're looking to keep them in a state of herman and contests. they are trying to intimidate the brotherhood. >> what do you make of these charges, that he conspired with hamas. i think they are trumped up. have known about this for quite some time. they could have used to disqualify him from running from the presidency. a really means for them to try to intimida
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Jul 30, 2013 3:00pm PDT
he disclosed, and computer fraud. defense attorney davis comes hailed the acquittal on aiding the enemy saying "today is a good day, but bradley is by no means out of the fire. his supporters have argued manning is a whistle-blower who exposed official malfeasance for the public good. >> engage, roger! >> reporter: among the most incendiary of his disclosure, a 2007 video that wikileaks called "collateral murder." it showed the crew of a u.s. helicopter gunship in iraq as mate sheen gunned a group of men suspected of being iraqi insurgents. instead, those killed included a reuters news service cameraman and his driver. the 25-year-old manning had already pleaded guilty to several lesser charges. the sentencing phase on today's convictions begins tomorrow and the penalty could add up to 136 years in prison. and we'll have more on the manning verdict after the other news. >> ifill: still to come on the newshour, a new definition of cancer. senator gillibrand on curbing sexual assaults in the military; drug gangs turn honduras into the murder capital of the world; and life and de
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Jul 24, 2013 7:00pm PDT
's bored pushed back the shareholder vote for august 2nd. it was scheduled for tonight. >>> defense stocks in market focus tonight. despite the sequester and military wind down in afghanistan, defense firms are setting new highs. estimates thanks to better margins the and company raced the four-year forecast. shares touched a new all-time high before closing at 90.30, up 2%. boeing also hit a new high as the commercial plane revenue jumped 15%. profits up 15%, more than the expected and boeing raised it full year guidance. shares dropped after that high, down less than 1% to $106.95. >>> another new high more than two years for ford motor reporting a 15% jump on revenues on ford f-150 pickups. ford put polish on the full year outlook, as well. investors bought the news on volume as ford gained 2.5%. it closed at $17.37. ford, by the way, up more than 90% in a year. >>> the other way, caterpillar dragged down the dow as profits dropped 43%. jim chanos the noted short seller told a conference last week this cat may not have nine lives. >> we are short caterpillar ink. iconic american company
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Jul 31, 2013 12:00am PDT
in defense of the united states and sworn to do and respect certain things. i think it's very appropriate that the trial was handled in the military court system. >> rose: you seem to have some sympathy-- not sympathy, but you seem to have some understanding-- he's a troubled young man, you said about bradley manning. what do you think about edward snowden? >> i also think this is a troubled young man who kind of embraced an absolute commitment to transparency. he's made some very bad decisions. i don't know that he fully understands how much harm he has done. but, charlie, let me explain why i think these two cases-- manning and snowden-- are so very important. i mean, these two young men are representatives of a generation that the american security services-- c.i.a., n.s.a., and others-- that's generation from which we are now recruiting most of our talent and particularly our cybir talent. now, i understand the folks in that generation have a different-- a different balance point between secrecy and transparency than our generation did, charlie. but this generation has to be shown tha
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Jul 25, 2013 3:00pm PDT
defense and educational fund. and hans von spakovsky. he is a senior legal fellow at the heritage foundation and testified recently at a house judiciary committee hearing on the voting rights act. welcome to both of you to the "newshour." so, nina perales, to you first, what do you make of the attorney general's announcement today? how significant is this? >> well, we very much appreciate the announcement and the effort of d.o.j. to support our request in the texas court, that texas be put under continuing supervision under the voting rights act. it's sorely needed. texas is the poster child for why we continue to need the protections of the voting rights act. and i hope that d.o.j.'s effort is just the beginning of. econtinued involvement in voting rights in texas. >> woodruff: soreliy needed. what's your reaction? >> i'm not sure that's true. it shows the critics of the supreme court decision that knocked out section 5 of the voting rights acts are wrong. this shows there are still very powerful tools in the voting rights act that the attorney general can use. in fact, this is t
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Jul 31, 2013 2:30pm PDT
this defensive wall of rocks to keep the sea at bay. but it is only a temporary solution. the engineers themselves recommend the town could be uninhabitable within a decade. inuitone of several coastal settlements facing imminent destruction. villagers arehese destined to be america's first climate change refugees. relocating to higher ground cost several hundred million dollars. community leaders in the village responded to their plight by suing a host of big oil companies, claiming they conspired to downplay the link between climate change and carbon emissions. but the case was rejected. supreme heard the u.s. court was not prepared to hear your case, how did you fieldcrest more cracks not surprised. we failed in court -- how did you feel? >> not surprise. we failed in court, but i think we have gotten hopefully the attention of a lot of people who need to be paying attention, because everyone is impacted. here, it is courtit is not just everyone. >> there are no roads, just the vast expanse of alaska's arctic tundra. and at the most northerly tip of the state, the town of barrow, muc
PBS
Jul 26, 2013 7:00pm PDT
, others think it's for more defensive reasons. >> cash levels are very high because of a great deal of uncertainty. corporations feel uncertain about the future direction of legislation and sequester and what the federal reserve might do. >> reporter: apple far and away has the most cash on hand, with $145 billion. followed by microsoft with $87 billion and google at $56 billion. while the cash reserves of those tech heavy weights is impressive, cash makes up more than 72% of total assets for mid cap companies like linear technology and intuitive surgical. >> individual investors are also holding on, putting money out of bonds but not reinvesting in stocks. while economic and financial conditions have improved, there is enough uncertainty to keep investors on the sidelines waiting for reassurance. >> cash is simple and straight forward and as i got older, i prefer more straightforward interactions. >> i don't trust credit cards. i don't trust banks. i like to keep my cash close to me. >> i think i've been putting less than i normally would have put into the market at a change in a f
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Jul 26, 2013 12:00am PDT
regime. if, hamas instantly, hamas had been empowered and not on the defensive they may be more prepared time to give time to mess sin because they don't know where to go with the new regime in egypt is uncomfortable, so that is one obvious example. second, i think whatever happens in egypt, there is no going back to the number rec days and the relationship between egypt and israel so i see rails have every incentive to revalidate that relationship with egypt. at some point they are desperate for a close relationship because that is part of their regional security strategy. >> rose: i will leave you with the last question. do we need the secretary of state to be driving this, you know, with the president standing by? >> i think the key is something you put your finger on. a, there has to be a manifestation of american engagement and political commitment. b, it doesn't have to be the president in the lead role. if you look at who was most successful historically, presidents didn't play the main role, it was secretary kissinger rather than president -- >> baker rather than president bush.
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Jul 23, 2013 6:00pm PDT
analyst at the defense intelligence agency, now at the washington institute for near east policy. and john mearsheimer, a west point graduate and former air force officer, now a professor at the university of chicago. we thank you both, gentlemen, for being with us. jeffrey white, to you first. do you get a sense from reading this letter sent by general dempsey of what the obama administration is likely to do? >> i think we're going to see a small-scale commitment of military resources to support the rebels. nothing large, nothing too lethal. small arms and ammunition. maybe not even antitank weapons. my sense is that is a, you know, a slow movement towards a potentially greater commitment but nothing really dramatic in the way of arms. >> woodruff: small arms and ammunition. in fact, in this "washington post" story we just referenced, john mearsheimer, says that's already what's been approved. what more do you see the administration prepared to do? >> i don't think the administration is prepared to do anything else. it's very clear from general dempsey's letter that the pentagon is oppose
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Jul 31, 2013 3:00pm PDT
, a lot of backchannel communications, right, between defense secretary, secretary of state, and their counter-parts. i mean, is the u.s. having any influence at all? what does today's development do to their ability to keep that balancing act going? >> i think the united states really has to make it clear-- not necessarily publicly but certainly privately-- that if the u.s.-egyptian relationship is going to be maintained, human rights have to be recognized, and there can't be an excessive use of force against any protesters, whether it's the brotherhood or others. and i hope that message is being made at the highest level. >> warner: do you think it's getting through? >> it doesn't seem that the egyptian military leadership has taken any of the advice the u.s. has given. you know, as this whole thing has unfolded over the last few weeks. look, egypt is a big, important country, it's next door to israel. the united states is very reluctant to cut egypt loose. that's what they they feel they would be doing by suspending assistance but the united states is going to be facing a
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